HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the state are reaching levels we haven’t seen since early this year.

Every county except two in the state of Alabama is now considered ‘high risk’ for the spread of the coronavirus, with the state’s positivity rate currently at 20%.

As of Wednesday, every county in the Wiregrass has a COVID-19 transmission rate higher than Alabama’s, with Henry County having the highest, at 30%.

Medical professionals urge the importance of remaining cautious and up to date on all COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters, as new COVID-19 variants are more contagious.